For this assignment, explain how ethics relates to social behavior and applies to your project topic.
Consider the following questions:

  • What are social psychology concepts related to ethics and your project topic?
  • Why does a person behave in a certain way?
  • What are ethical considerations for you as a practitioner?
  • How can you improve your practice?
  • What are some best practices?
  • How can you work with someone who does not behave ethically?
  • How can you set boundaries with clients and co-workers?

Incorporate what you have learned about ethics from your text and other research into your topic description. You should cover a minimum of three main points related to ethics. Support your work with references.
Other Requirements

  • Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA sixth edition style and formatting.
  • Number of references: Minimum of 3 references.
  • Length of paper: Approximately 3 typed double-spaced pages, not including title page and reference list.
  • Font and font size: Times Roman, 12 point.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Self-Evaluation Theory

Tesser’s self-evaluation maintenance theory posits specific emotional reactions to the success or failure of a close or distant other. Give three examples from your professional experience of when someone close to you outperformed you on tasks that were important or unimportant to your self-concept. Recall your emotional and behavioral reactions to their success. Did pride in another’s success depend on the domain in which he or she excelled?
 
 
 
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If you have not done so already, view the interactive mission Riverbend City: Social Cognition in the Workplace.
In this mission, both Tim and Jamie are negotiating a stressful situation in their workplace. Tim, as a manager, has responsibilities not only to Jamie, but also to his other direct reports, his own managers, and to the clients of Riverbend Senior Services. Jamie has responsibilities to her clients, co-workers, and her family.
Consider one of these two individuals and apply some of the theories and concepts about the self from the unit readings to that individual. What issues is this person having that seem to relate to self, self-image, or self-esteem? If you were to talk to either of these individuals about the role of the self, what aspect of the self would you tell that person about and why?
Refer to the unit readings and other relevant sources and be sure to provide citation information as appropriate.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Key Factors

After reading the story of Ida Tarbell at the beginning of Chapter 5 of your text, please research another famous female figure (one not discussed in the text) whose attitudes and actions were not of the norm for her time. Discuss the key influencing factors that may have been responsible for the formation of her attitudes and beliefs.
 
 

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Workplace Relationships

If you have not done so already, view the presentation Workplace Relationships.
This interactive activity explores the outcomes of various interventions by a supervisor who is trying to help an employee who appears to be struggling with performing his job.
Consider the various dynamics at play between Erica and Nadim. Prejudices may exist for either or both individuals; attitudes and values may be affecting decisions; and a variety of barriers may be complicating communication. Describe the scenario based on the outcome or outcomes of your choices. What seems to be going on and, if you were to meet with Erica, what recommendations would you make?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Social Behavior

For this assignment, evaluate how theories of social behavior apply to your project topic.
Consider the following questions:

  • How do social behavior theories and research provide a framework for your topic?
  • How do social behavior theories and research apply to your topic?
  • How do social behavior theories and research apply to your work as a practitioner?
  • How do social behavior theories and research apply to how community-based problems are conceptualized and solved?

You should cover a minimum of three main points relating to social behavior theory. Support your work with references.

Other Requirements

  • Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA sixth edition style and formatting.
  • Number of references: Minimum of 3 references.
  • Length of paper: Approximately 3 typed double-spaced pages, not including title page and reference list.
  • Font and font size: Times Roman, 12 point.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Communicator

Former Secretary of State, Colin Powell is noted as a persuasive communicator because of his expertise and trustworthiness. He has an extensive military background and considerable expertise. General Powell is also seen as someone who has a high level of trustworthiness and is great at persuading his audience. Find one citation on the Internet for each factor, expertise and trustworthiness, which highlights General Powell’s level of expertise, to share with your peers. Discuss how, based upon your citations, his level of persuasion influenced masses or groups to impact history.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Models of Compliance

If you have not done so already, view the presentation Models of Compliance.
This interactive activity explores three scenarios in which someone was trying to achieve compliance with a request. Discuss the outcomes of your choices and compare or contrast these scenarios with a real-world situation you have personally experienced.

  • How do you find yourself reacting when someone is trying to obtain your compliance?
  • How do you find yourself reacting when you want someone else to comply with your requests?
  • Is use of these models ethical or not? Support your position.

 
 

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Conformity

Conformity is something that occurs when social influences impact or modify our behavior in response to real or imagined pressure from others rather than in response to a direct request or order from another. There are three variables that can affect conformity: nature of the task, size of the majority, and the effect of one other person in agreement. After reviewing these three variables, choose one and explore how similar experiences have impacted or modified your behavior.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A 7000 (3 page)

Community Practice

For this assignment, analyze how social behavior theory relates to community practice and your project topic.

  • How do social behavior theories provide a framework for community practice work related to the selected topic?
  • How does social behavior research apply to community practice work or your work as a practitioner?
  • How are community-based problems conceptualized and solved?

You should cover a minimum of three main points related to community practice theory. Support your work with references.

Other Requirements

  • Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA sixth edition style and formatting.
  • Number of references: Minimum of 3 references.
  • Length of paper: Approximately 3 typed double-spaced pages, not including title page and reference list.
  • Font and font size: Times Roman, 12 point.

 

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Telecommunications and Relationships

Outline the ways in which the Internet and advances in telecommunications have changed the way you conduct your work and personal life. Remember to include things like Internet use, cell phone use, social media, and other communication technologies.
In addition, examine the quality of your relationships. Do you find yourself having many ersatz relationships? How can we achieve true depth in relationships when so much is simply a mouse-click away?

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Community Health and Welfare

If you have not done so already, view the interactive mission Riverbend City: Community Health and Welfare.
In this mission, you had the opportunity to explore two communities in Riverbend City. Select one of the settings and describe the issue at hand and the various people involved.

  • What groups are represented and how does membership in those groups affect the characters?
  • How would a human services professional address health and welfare issues with members of these groups?
  • What would the human services professional need to consider when creating programs within this community?

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Interpersonal Attraction

Describe the three determinants of interpersonal attraction. Assume that a relationship is built primarily upon only one of these determinants. Which of these determinants is most likely to result in a relationship that becomes troubled by conflict? Explain your argument.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Team Dynamics and Conflict Resolution

If you have not done so already, view the interactive mission Riverbend City: Team Dynamics and Conflict Resolution. In this mission, you watched several nursing teams face various challenges as their hospital responded to an accidental chemical spill. Select one of the issues that arose during the mission and describe the issue at hand and the various people involved.

  • What role, if any, did aggression play?
  • What role, if any, did altruism play?

Considering what you know about teams and group membership, explain how these factors affected aggression or altruism. What should supervisors or managers understand about aggression and altruism when they are putting together work groups and teams?
As always, support your response with appropriately cited references to the readings and other relevant resources.
 
 
 
 

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Sleeper Effect

Select one of the types of aggression discussed in the unit readings and present your view of which explanation for aggression described in the textbook best describes this particular kind of aggression. Explain your reasoning.